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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mellow Moods and KWANZAA


Coming up on
The Mundo Lounge:

Mellow music from Africa with Anjelique Kidjo from Benin, Africa, Cesaria Evora from Cape Verde and Vusi Mahlasela from South Africa. Notice a theme here? Well, my guest Brother Zakee, formerly of the Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association stops by the Lounge to teach us about KWANZAA.

Also, live music from Music Meeting concert in the Netherlands with Zuco 103.

Monday, December 22, 2008

New music and Hannukah enter the Lounge!

On this night I introduced new music from Jamaica and the Netherlands. Tessanne Chin's melodic, strong, voice lends rock beats to reggae rhythms and Dio, Dutch Rapper, lays down lyrical mixes on his new album "Rock 'n' Roll.

Check it!

Lena - Rumbon - From La Mala

DJ Cheb I Sabbah - Im Ninalou - From : La Ghriba/La Kahena Remixed

Trans-Global Underground - Secrets & Distant Dreams From: Yes Boss Food Corner

1. Tessanne Chin - Hideaway

2. Dio - Tijde Machine (Time Machine) From: Rock 'n' Roll (Mixtape)

3. Fula Flute - Dagna - From: Mansa America

Eneida Marta - Mindjer Doce Mel - From: Putumayo Presents//Acoustic Africa

Chanukah Lounge From The Hannukah Lounge Compiled by Craig Taubman
1. Frank London & CURHA - Drey Dreydele
2. Laurence Juber & Craig Taubman - Chanutonikah
3. Stephen Lawrence - I Have a Little Dreidl

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Celtic Holiday with an African Twist for 12.13.08

On this night, we speak with Professor James Flannery about the 16th Annual Atlanta Celtic Christmas Celebration. Then, we give Celtic music an African twist!


Rachid Taha - Barra Barra

Gwenno - Tryweryn

Deanta - King of the Blues

Interview with Professor James Flannery about the:
16th Annual Atlanta Celtic Christmas COncert

Rise - Lamb

Capercaille - Hoireann O

Interview with Professor James Flannery continued:
16th Annual Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert

Sinead o' Connor - Her Mantle So Green

Michael McGoldrick - Sully's No.3/Lucy's Reel

Afro Celt Sound System - When I Still Needed You

One of my favorite posts!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bush takes the shoe!

Bush shoe crazy man throws a fit: It is disrespectful and unprofessional. (can't help but laugh though) But just think, thousands, of people have wanted to do something like that, and it took an Iraqi reporter to make it happen.

Have a Peaceful day everyone!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Voice Over Land


You know how people want to be in voiceovers? Usually because "it seems fun!" or "its easy, just sit there an talk."

Well, for me its more than sitting and talking and doing it cuz its easy. No its nothard, and I love it. Its smooth for me because I have been a radio professional for 6 years now. For a 25 year old, thats long and important. I find myself to be very accomplished and extra special.

I love talking because I love hearing my silky sexy voice. I love to read outloud because I use my imagination to picture myself in what I read.

When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I can remember sitting in a dance studio reading a book. A first grade teacher saw me moving my lips as I read and she said to me, "don't move your lips" "you'll read slower that way." Well, I stopped of course but I realized all of the pictures and thoughts floating in my head began to jumble up. I couldn't visualize anymore.

Then I went to college and became an international music DJ and host and had a blast. I love being behind a microphone! Its so freeing!

I realized I have a natural talent and also realized I needed to continue to exercise my voice. So, I read everything I could get my hands on, OUTLOUD, or loud enough for me to hear myself. (I still do today, of course not all the time, but I do)

I feel even more distinguished when I read a loud. I train my voice and hear every smooth, tempo, cracked, and crazy sound my cords make.

See, I didn't read aloud because I thought it was fun, or easy. I did it because I liked it. I live in voice over land because I LOVE IT!



You Like to Salsa???

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Salsa, Food & Caiparinhas = Latin Atlanta

I decided it was high time I get to the Salsa floor. I was aching for a caiparinha and latin sounds. Cachaca here I come!

A friend and I went to Loca Luna and partook in some serious latin aura.

Orquesta Macuba was playing live music. I have interviewed Eddie Lopez of Macuba once so I have the inside scoop on their cuban orchestra. Click here to be in on it too: Macuba Podcast with Eddie Lopez

Once seated we indulged in Caiparinha's. I made sure I sweat it out on the dance floor later. I had a Raspberry Sake Caiparinha, muddled with lime & sugar and my friend had the traditional Caiparinha.

Then came the food! I ate Braised Pork Spare Ribs w/Aged Sherry, Balsamic Reduction and Herbs and asparagus. My friend had the crab cakes and shredded beef taco's. The mussels and macarones are also great to try. Delicioso!

In the middle of my meal, the music was calling me. I finished up, sucked down my drink and headed to the dance floor. Macuba was on-point, as they always are. I had such an awesome time. I danced with about 5 different guys who each knew how to break it down salsa y bacahata style. The first guy gave me a workout! In latin dance the male is the lead, so where ever he moves me to, I go!

I twisted and turned, dipped and swayed. Dancing at Loca Luna is a good time to learn the latin moves as well. Many people feel you have to know the steps to join in but someone is always willing to teach you a crash course. But for lessons try

I had such a wonderful time.

Viva Loca Luna! (Crazy Moon)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cultural Dance and The Mundo Lounge

Greetings and Welcome to the Mundo Lounge!

This past Saturday I had a guest in the lounge, cultural dancer Jazz Baptiste.
She spoke about her background in cultural dance, her new world dance company "Blaze World Dance," and gave some history and the beginnings of Samba and Belly dancing.

Amidst the interview The Mundo Lounge had an ecclectic mix of world music and introduced a local Georgian, Brazilian band, Rua 6. Take a look at the playlist and be sure to watch out for the full length, un-edited interview with Jazz Baptiste.

Peace and Blesings,

Ms. Unique

Medicine - Rara Avis

Sekouba Bambino - Famou

Rose - Sombre Con

Love is Queen Omega - Zuco 103

Sukra - Zaman 8 and Hafez Modir

Aish Tamid- Matisyahu

And Its Supposed to Be - Ayo
Jazz Baptiste Interview Part 1

Morning in Rio - Sergio Mendes

Jazz Baptiste Interview Part 2

Rua 6 - Expresso - 2222

Jazz Baptiste Interview Part 3

Click here for more info on Jazz Baptiste!